senate Bill S147

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to designating certain officers or agents appointed by the Niagara county department of social services as peace officers

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
Jun 04, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 31, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2012 1st report cal.931
Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Jan 05, 2011 referred to codes

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May 30, 2012 - Codes committee Vote

S147
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10
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Codes Committee Vote: May 30, 2012

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S147 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1132
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2.10, CP L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7009, A10870

S147 - Bill Texts

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Relates to designating certain officers or agents appointed by the Niagara county department of social services who are authorized to investigate and arrest persons involved in welfare fraud as peace officers.

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BILL NUMBER:S147

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to designating certain
officers or agents appointed by the Niagara county department of social
services as peace officers

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would allow officers and
agents appointed by the Niagara County Department of Social Services
to be granted Peace Officer Status

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Amends Section 2.10 of the
Criminal Procedure Law by adding a new subdivision 83. to allow
officers or agents appointed by the Niagara County Department of
Social Services to be granted Peace Officer Status.

JUSTIFICATION:
Currently, The Niagara County Sheriff's Department is
responsible for investigating and arresting individuals suspected of
welfare fraud and other offenses. Due to budgetary constraints the
Sheriff's department may not be able to continue in this function.
Since Welfare and Medicaid fraud in particular have negative fiscal
implications for Niagara County, it is vitally important that
Department of Social Services investigators be able to fill this role
as needed.
Allowing designated and qualified individuals to have Peace Officer
status will fulfill this need.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.7009/A.10870 of 2009-2010; Referred to Codes

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   147

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation  to  designating
  certain  officers or agents appointed by the Niagara county department
  of social services as peace officers

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section  2.10 of the criminal procedure law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 83 to read as follows:
  83. OFFICERS OR AGENTS APPOINTED BY THE NIAGARA COUNTY  DEPARTMENT  OF
SOCIAL  SERVICES  WHO  ARE  AUTHORIZED TO INVESTIGATE AND ARREST PERSONS
INVOLVED IN WELFARE FRAUD AND OTHER SIMILAR OFFENSES; PROVIDED, HOWEVER,
THAT NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE DEEMED TO AUTHORIZE SUCH OFFI-
CER TO CARRY, POSSESS, REPAIR OR DISPOSE OF A FIREARM UNLESS THE  APPRO-
PRIATE  LICENSE  THEREFOR  HAS BEEN ISSUED PURSUANT TO SECTION 400.00 OF
THE PENAL LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01183-01-1

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